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ERIC Number: ED371985
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Food for Thought.
Harriman, Cliff; And Others
This document describes "Food for Thought," a multidisciplinary project for grades 5 through 8, using nutrition as a focal point. The program focuses on the popular topic of food to make the study of different cultures and historic periods more relevant. In the program students research the diets and prepare the meals of cultures they are studying. They learn that humans throughout history have been driven by similar nutrition needs whether they were Mayans, Roman Centurions, European explorers, or astronauts. Studying history through food conveys a clearer picture of people in the past: what they believed, how they experienced events, and how they conducted their lives. Students draw the important connection between then and now. The program becomes particularly relevant when students examine their own diets and evaluate them using computer software. (SG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maine Center for Educational Services.